I got the opportunity to speak briefly on the program Ask AARP, featured on 1350 KRNT this week. As Thanksgiving is around the corner, it is a great time to consider sharing stories at the dinner table instead of talking politics. Gack! In this interview, I offer 5 tips to get anyone started on the process of chronicling personal stories. By the way, and I say this proudly, Hubby and I are members of AARP!
I’m pretty sure the FACT that I’m a huge Public Radio fan is peppered throughout many of the posts on Storied Gifts. This made today a special treat as I sat with my friend and Storied Gifts client Les Menke at the Iowa Public Radio studio, while he was interviewed by Charity Nebbe of Talk of Iowa.
Charity did a lovely job of asking Les questions that allowed him to shine in delivering his memories of his youth in the 1920s and 30s with his charming storyteller style. I couldn’t help but beam for him as I listened. Les was kind in noting and crediting Storied Gifts for getting his written text into a finely printed book, and he recommended that young people keep a journal of their experiences while they are young because memories do fade.
Take a listen to the show which began with an interview about Civil War medicine and then transitioned to Les for the last 20 minutes of the program.
Over the years I've enjoyed the "You Should Get to Know" segments that printed in the business section of the Des Moines Register. It is interesting to learn what people do and also get their answers to some of the other questions included in each piece.
A truly personal gift that won’t break, go obsolete, or be forgotten
[Des Moines, IA] --The iPhone you gave last year is already outdated. The waffle iron is on the highest shelf, seldom used. The HD TV seems too small now. And your parents don’t want to accumulate any more “things.” Choosing the right gift may seem difficult, but it’s easier than you think, says Paula Stahel, president of the Association of Personal Historians.
“Celebrating a holiday in a down economy gives us a chance to reexamine what matters most and to choose gifts that reflect our deepest values,” says Borzo. “These are the gifts that will be treasured long after the holiday is past.”
The Association of Personal Historians (APH) has put together a list of gift ideas with lasting value for all budgets and circumstances. These gifts are sure to be loved, cherished, and even passed on to future generations. (To read full release and read the suggested gift ideas click Download Holiday Gifts 2009 Press Release 11-9-09.)
It was a thrill to be included in the gift guide section of The Iowa for their November/December 2009 issue. Check out the guide here and pick up your issue of The Iowan to give as a gift to someone this year who enjoys the stories and people of Iowa.
I've been thrilled to interview entrepreneurs on the podcast Entrepreneur People Real Storiesover the last couple of years. There is so much to learn as we hear their stories about what they do, why they do it, and what they've learned along the way. Now that I've had some success and time in my own journey as a personal historian, I asked my good friend Kelly of Kelly Moore Consultingif she would interview me for a program. As you will soon hear, I'm breathlessly euphoric about the work I do. There have been incredible experiences for clients, families and me along the way. I share some of those in this episode. Thanks for listening.